Re: Ugur Derman's book
- The book contains what had been considered the oldest datable piece when he wrote it, a
Persian poem by Maliki Daylimi c. 1544, which while out of date, is still very
representative of early marbling and how it was used by calligrpahers. The Tertib Risale-i
Ebri, the oldest Ottoman manuscript is featured (really the only Ottoman ms that discusses
marbling in technical detail) Then there are two images of works by the mid-late 18th c.
Hatib Mehmed Effendi featuring very interesting and unique motifs. Most of the focus is
speciifcally on the 19th-20th c. tradition stemming from some Nasqshibandi Sufis at the
Ozbekler tekke, mentioned by Ingrid. There is a brief English synopsis in the back.
Depsite some details, I'd say it's a seminal work on the subject.